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Doug Uphoff

Doug Uphoff farms between Shelbyville and Findlay, raising corn and soybeans.


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We finished picking corn Oct. 4. Yields were down from last year on our flat, black soils but up on timber soils that drained better. Deer damage on timber ground gets worse every year. We still have a way to go on beans. Yields are probably going to be better than last year. Fall fertilization has kicked in gear as well as tillage work. Calling for rain often for the next five days, so it may take a while to get the rest of the beans. Have a safe week, and thanks be to God for the bountiful harvest.


Harvest is moving right along. Elevators have reduced hours on corn so they can catch up on storage issues and get the corn moved to the processor. We are probably 80 percent done with corn. Into the beans now, and we are more than half done with them. Have a safe week, and enjoy the bountiful harvest!


Bean harvest started Monday, and just when you think the soy markets may tank, they turn around. Corn harvest has been put on the back burner while we try to get the beans cut. Fertilizer and lime are also being applied. We started chiseling some cornstalks that dad had already chopped. Have a safe week and be alert!